We had our first father/child day at the Peace Center, and it was a success.
There were six fathers, eight children, and about as many volunteers. Time and space were provided for: talking, reading, eating, learning about Bluebirds and painting houses for them, painting wooden cars, and just spending a few hours together. A separate program was offered for caregivers at Hillsborough Unitarian Universalist Church.
Thank you so much to all the people who made the day possible: residents, volunteers, staff, caregivers, and the like. A special thank you to Our Children’s Place (http://ourchildrensplace.com/). We pray more such events will happen in the future.
Click on the link below to read more and to see a few photos from the event. http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2012/10/12/prison-visitation-helps-mental-health-for-inmates-their-kids/